William Shatner 'deeply disappointed' by space travel delay aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

William Shatner is preparing to go where no 90-year-old has gone before, ITV News' Chloe Keedy reports

William Shatner is "deeply disappointed" that he will have to wait an extra day to become the oldest person to travel into space.

The 90-year-old was supposed to depart Earth on Tuesday as part of a crew aboard Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin but weather conditions put pay to that for 24 hours.

"I am deeply disappointed because I was building up the enthusiastic response and now I’ve got to wait another day, but as you said, is really worth it," Shatner told Good Morning America.

"What’s a day with this extraordinary experience that we are about to have."

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Shatner will surpass Wally Funk, a former test pilot, who was 82 when she travelled on the first flight in July.

"I plan to be looking out the window with my nose pressed against the window.

"The only thing I don’t want to see is a little gremlin looking back at me," Shatner said referencing his role on Twilight Zone’s Nightmare At 20,000 Feet.

Alongside Shatner will be a former Nasa engineer, the co-founder of a software company and and a Blue Origin employee.

The flight will go no higher than around 66 miles and will last approximately 10 minutes.

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